10 Actors Who Played Both Marvel And DC Characters Before Ben Affleck
8. Chris Evans
For Marvel: Overconfident flaming wiseass Johnny Storm AKA The Human Torch in The Fantastic Four and The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Under-confident, earnest super-soldier Steve Rogers AKA Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier For DC: Comic relief computer geek Jake Jensen in The Losers How did the change work out? Having played two Marvel heroes, Chris Evans may finally be able to claim to UK audiences that he is better known than the ginger TFI Friday presenter and former husband of Billie Piper. The bland Fantastic Four films may have been full of mis-casting, but Evans, as cocky Johnny Storm, stood out as one to watch should he be given a better movie. That opportunity came with a chance to head up his own superhero story as Marvels wartime patriot Captain America. Effectively conveying the weedy everymans journey through being a marketing tool to a genuine hero, Captain America showed an admirably different kind of hero to Marvel Studios' other ego-centric stars. Evans and Cap were kind of outshone by those self-centred co-stars in The Avengers, but his more humble attitude was necessary to provide a certain amount of balance. Both films showed enough quality for Evans to line up a return to the part in the sequels to both Avengers and Captain America. Less well remembered, though, was his part in the film of DC/Vertigo comic The Losers. Distancing himself from the action man roles he has played for Marvel, Evans appeared as the computer geek in a movie that paired him with a so hot right now cast including Zoe Saldana fresh off Avatar and Star Trek and The Wire-era Idris Elba. Despite the potential for a younger, cooler version of The Expendables, The Losers sank without a trace.